Who's who in our parish:
The Parish is at present in an interregnum, meaning that there is no Parish Priest. Our new Priest-in-charge, Michael Darkins, will be inducted on Thursday 3rd March.
However a church is first and foremost a community, and we rely on many people who give generously of their time and talents for the work of our our parish.
Amongst our officers and leaders are:
Our two churchwardens, Gill Cox and John Wren, the Reverend Canon John Wright, a retired priest and musician; a Licensed Lay Reader Mr Mike Cox; Nettie Wren, our Verger; our Treasurer Brian Bishop; our PCC Secretary Christine Blackman; our Safeguarding Officer Mrs Marilyn Johnson and Parish Administrator, Imogen Taylor.
The members of the Parochial Church Council (PCC) elected on 22nd June 2021 are -
Churchwardens: Gill Cox, John Wren
Deanery synod Representatives: Brian Bishop, David Owen, John Wren
PCC Members: Christine Blackman (secretary), Marilyn Johnson ( Safeguarding), Alison Brett, Joan Devenny, Jane Spencer, Martin Owen, Berkeley Hill, Brin Hughes, Penny Mattocks, Steve Jones, Roger Taylor, Mike Cox (Lay Reader)
Dr Berkeley Hill is the Director of Music and Choirmaster.
There are also dozens of others, too many to name, who help with our worship, welcoming and stewarding visitors to the church and crypt our social life, our relations with other community groups, schools and uniformed organisations, our social life, our buildings and churchyards, and our music. There are many opportunities to get involved in community and church life, you don't have to be a committed worshipper in our parish to enjoy friendship and fellowship in our community. You'll find more details on the page of our website that tells you more about us.
Information about the activities and people of the Friends of St Leonard's can be found on their website.
The Parish of St Leonard, Hythe